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Offline Chiquita

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Re: Action on illegal holiday lettings
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2011 »
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  • On this issue, i'm with the practicaliy of the Falstaff input rather than the preaching judgement of the Chuiquita input.

    That is the beauty of life we are all entitled to our own opinions  :)  However this issue will not be going away, they have already started knocking on doors.  As the person involved said, it is too late to try hiding, they removed their ads last November but received a visit this week  :o

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    Re: Action on illegal holiday lettings
    « Reply #31 on: January 25, 2011 »
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  • Was this in the Los Gigantes area?

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    Re: Action on illegal holiday lettings
    « Reply #32 on: January 25, 2011 »
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  • Why all this sanctimonious poppycock??  If I want to rent an apartment, then I shall and hang the consequences!!  If an owner wants to take the 'risk' hen that ain't my problem. About time the Brits minded their own business instead of everyone else's.  Think the the local doctors should stand by for a rush of cardiac arrests!!

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    Re: Action on illegal holiday lettings
    « Reply #33 on: January 26, 2011 »
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  • Yet again on this site instead of promoting the area for prospective visitors I can now imagine holiday makers looking to go elsewhere!!!!

    The situation re lettings is not unique to LG and needs to be kept in perspective.   

    For those of you that know the area so well promote the area and everything that is good about it and fill all available rental spaces!!!!

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    Re: Action on illegal holiday lettings
    « Reply #34 on: January 26, 2011 »
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  • The attitude of the two posts above is typical of the Brits Abroad attitude I'm afraid.

    You live/own property in a foreign country whose fundamental product is tourism and in order to maintain standards of accomodation on a global scale, the country has rules.

    It has always been the case that renting out an appartment on a complex that was designed and built to be residential and not touristic is illegal.  The islands are in the worst recession on record with over 30% unemployment and those in charge are rapidly waking up to the reality of life.

    When things were booming they were comfortable to allow people to get away with a lot of things, now that the islands are effectively broke they are searching for every means possible to claw in every cent - you may not like it, but that is the reality of life.

    Those of us who live here, the vast majority of whom are Canarian,  have seen the building of the new hospital stall yet again because the Government cannot afford to pay the builders (owing the best part of 10 million at the moment), you can hardly blame the authorities for clamping down and applying the law...........

    The country has chosen to prefer to allow the big hotel chains to build their luxury complexes and it is they, in the main, who are complaining about lost revenue from private letting.  We may all have our opinion as to whether this is a good or bad decision, but it is their country and they make the rules.

    It will be a pity to see the effects on Los Gigs in terms of local traders, but it will not be the only village to suffer from a lack of DIY visitors - the effects are island wide and now the enforcement teams are in place the long term effects will be painful.   

    Good luck if you want to ignore or blatently break the rules

       

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    Re: Action on illegal holiday lettings
    « Reply #35 on: January 26, 2011 »
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  • Those of us who live here, the vast majority of whom are Canarian,  have seen the building of the new hospital stall yet again because the Government cannot afford to pay the builders (owing the best part of 10 million at the moment), you can hardly blame the authorities for clamping down and applying the law...........

    Whilst I agree largely with what you have to say the above paragraph is rather ambiguous surely ?  What on earth were the Government doing contracting builders if they hadn't got the funds to pay the bill?  Surely this is equally illegal ?  I could understand a shortfall of a million, even, but 10 million - you don't not realise you're that much short do you ?

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    Re: Action on illegal holiday lettings
    « Reply #36 on: January 26, 2011 »
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  • are the troops storming the canarian capital - las palmas, or just the poorer island neighbour - tenerife?

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    Re: Action on illegal holiday lettings
    « Reply #37 on: January 27, 2011 »
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  • You make some excellent points Mr Max and in principle I  agree with you.  Everyone should pay their taxes and the black economy in Spain should be addressed, but I don't  think now is the right time.

    The World  Bank estimates that the black economy in Spain  could be more than 25% of GDP-. as much as an annual EUR 250bn.  The main sectors involved include the entertainment and hotel and catering sectors. It is also said that there  are more 500 Euro notes in ?circulation? in Spain  than in all the other countries put together.

    Assuming that the  black economy  does account  for more than 25% of all spending there is a significant positive benefit to the legitimate economy on the basis that one man's black expenditure is another man's legitimate income.  For example, I assume that Chiquita is wholly legitimate. She provides a legitimate service to the entertainment and hotel and catering sectors.  At some time (and I would imagine quite often if the World Bank estimate is right) she will be paid by a client wholly or in part out of the proceeds of her client's activity in the black economy. 

    If it were possible to wipe out the black economy overnight with the wave a magic wand, the shift effect on the Spanish economy of loosing more than 25% of GDP would be absolutely catastrophic because the black economy is better than no economy at all.

    I know of more and more decent hard working people  who scrape  a living working  in the black economy,  often for less than the minimum wage because they can't find any other work and they do declare and  pay a little bit of tax.  They do it in preference to claiming benefits and would love to have a legitimate well paid job.  Without the black economy  there is no doubt that government spending on unemployment benefits will rise significantly. 

    The time to deal with the black economy is during times of growth when the legitimate economy has the capacity to fully absorb the shock and that time is  definitely not now.

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    Re: Action on illegal holiday lettings
    « Reply #38 on: January 27, 2011 »
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  • Nor do I disagree with your comments either and I think you are spot on - now is not the best time to be trying to act on the black economy.

    But the real underlying point here is property and tourism.  Strangely for once, the Canarians appear to be looking forward and toward their only real asset in the world - tourism.  The last thing they need right now is poor quality accomodation becoming a talking point on the various fora and detracting potential future income which I suspect is the real driving force behind this move, although the fines for illegal letting are sure to come in handy!

    Janey - I used the hospital as an example of just how difficult the financial situation here is - as it is everywhere else. The specific arrangements between the builders and the Government are not particularly important. The fact that a project as important as this has ground to yet another halt because of the lack of funding is just one demonstration of many as to the shape of the Canarian economy and how difficult times can lead to implimentation of long standing laws that have previously been overlooked.  In this case I'm sure the reasons it took so long for the contractors to stop work was political - if the project had stopped earlier then the workers would have been on the Paro earlier and the unemployment rate would have gone well over 30% earlier.  Bottom line though is we don't get our hospital, whilst the black economy rolls on!


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    Re: Action on illegal holiday lettings
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  • Assuming that the  black economy  does account  for more than 25% of all spending there is a significant positive benefit to the legitimate economy on the basis that one man's black expenditure is another man's legitimate income.  For example, I assume that Chiquita is wholly legitimate. She provides a legitimate service to the entertainment and hotel and catering sectors.  At some time (and I would imagine quite often if the World Bank estimate is right) she will be paid by a client wholly or in part out of the proceeds of her client's activity in the black economy. 


    As I said in my last post to you - What business?  I have no need to be legitimate to post on a forum and I certainly don?t get paid to do it either in cash or kind.   

    If you have an issue with me or what I do please put it on the forum and I will answer it honestly as your snide unfounded innuendos can be damaging.  I would also ask you to contact the forum owners who know exactly who I am, I have written a couple of pieces for them and no payment of any sort has been asked for or given - this is the sort of thing you do for friends, at least it is the sort of thing me and my friends do for each other.

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    Re: Action on illegal holiday lettings
    « Reply #40 on: January 27, 2011 »
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  • two points:
    1. Chiquita - do not take the above example provided by Falstaff as a personal slight or insult. Whether you own a restaurant or not is irrelevant to his argument and was just an example. He could very easily have used dozens of well known LG establishments and his point re the flow of cash through the economy would still have been relevant.

    2 re The last thing they need right now is poor quality accomodation becoming a talking point on the various fora and detracting potential future income.  As a frequent tourist to the resort area and having stayed in both legal and "illegal" apartments i can say that the standard of rented accommodation is always of a decent standard in the "illegal" sector, but varies between very good and just passable in the legal sector. That the former are very often people's second homes means that more care and attention has been paid to them by both the owners and their often repeat renters, compared to some legal places where just a basic robust fit-out is often in evidence.   
    Not going to name names as that would only mis-direct the good debate but in my experience and those of many people i have talked to around the village, these "private" lets are often the first choice if at all possible.

    Therefore the reduction of quantity of choice choice, and often quality as above, may actually mean an increase in the price of rentals, which IMHO cannot be anything but detrimental to the econmomy of the area.

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    Re: Action on illegal holiday lettings
    « Reply #41 on: January 27, 2011 »
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  • Chiquita, as Cordshoes so kindly pointed out,  I did not imply any impropriety at all on your part.  I thought I went out of the way to make that clear.  I was trying to illustrate my point with a practical example of how  money crosses from the black economy to the legitimate without any fault on the part of the recipient. If you have taken offence then I apologise.

    Shall we draw a line under it and maybe you could find it in your heart  to restore the  42 blesses which have been so cruelly and unfairly taken from me.  ;D ;D ;D ;D

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  • .... As a frequent tourist to the resort area and having stayed in both legal and "illegal" apartments i can say that the standard of rented accommodation is always of a decent standard in the "illegal" sector, but varies between very good and just passable in the legal sector. That the former are very often people's second homes means that more care and attention has been paid to them by both the owners and their often repeat renters, compared to some legal places where just a basic robust fit-out is often in evidence.   
    Not going to name names as that would only mis-direct the good debate but in my experience and those of many people i have talked to around the village, these "private" lets are often the first choice if at all possible.

    Therefore the reduction of quantity of choice choice, and often quality as above, may actually mean an increase in the price of rentals, which IMHO cannot be anything but detrimental to the econmomy of the area.

    I'm sure in most cases you are correct in your comments above - but there remains the key underlying points...

    Firstly it is the law - has been for a long time too - and it is their right (Canarians) to make such laws if they choose to.

    The "private" accomodation may well be of high quality, but the infra-structure not so.  Staffed receptions, pool safety, fire escapes and other safety issues like electricity inspections, not to mention the afore-mentioned issues over insurance.

    The disturbance caused by excited and happy holiday makers in accomodation designed and built to be residential and not touristic and in which many of those working long and inconvenient hours to enable holiday makers to be happy and excited have to try and sleep.

    Whilst I'm unaware of any incidences in the Los Gigs area, there are also many cases of unsrupulous "letters" who take deposits from unsuspecting renters only to never turn up with the keys... 

    All of which can and has tarnished the reputation of the island(s) in the past.

    I believe it is called progress (don't quote me on that though) In the mean-time, the inspectors are already at work -

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    Re: Action on illegal holiday lettings
    « Reply #43 on: January 29, 2011 »
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  • We have heard that the Balcon Los Gigantes has been visited by the inspectors in the past few days and that they have requested ownership details on all the apartments.

    What will they make of owners like the one that we have heard about who owns four apartments in the block?

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    « Reply #44 on: January 30, 2011 »
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  • Now that HMRC are sharing information with Agencia Tributaria (Spanish Tax Agency).

    It will not take advertising on the Web to highlight illegal renting, just declaring that rental income in the UK will be enough.

    HMRC have been building this up with concession over the years, that would encourage UK declaration.

    Without raising any concern that this is not a 'get out card' for illegal renting, against another Country's Law.

    Particularly where that other Country may see an illegal rental as Tax Evasion.

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    Re: Action on illegal holiday lettings
    « Reply #45 on: January 30, 2011 »
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  • In reply to Chiquita and her many comments on this thread it appears she is taking great delight in the predicament apartment owners are in and as she says its payback time.

    I own an apartment in LG and know many people who have bought one in the last ten years, fortunately most have not bought them to let out but in case Chiquita has not been involved in the buying process I will explain.

    In all purchases that I know of either the estate agent or the apartment builders sales staff are always delighted to tell you about the letting potential of the apartment and in most cases offer to advertise it for you. At no time in this process are you informed that some apartment blocks are touristic and some are not and during the time that you are purchasing the apartment and setting up the various direct debits with the town hall is this ever mentioned. Surely it would have been a great opportunity to keep us informed and legal at this time. I understand its buyer beware but when all selling agencies are giving you the same information you tend to believe it. On returning to the UK I checked with my accountant and he told me if I ever did rent my apartment all I had to do was enter the proceeds on my UK tax form.

    Hence the surprise at the recent post about touristic and none touristic apartments. It looks like much of the dishonest sellers and to a lesser degree the Spanish authorities led us into the situation many are in now .
     

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    Re: Action on illegal holiday lettings
    « Reply #46 on: January 30, 2011 »
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  • I can only assume you mean it was wrong of me to bringing this topic to the forum.  Perhaps it would be best to leave those who are ignorant of what is happening, to remain ignorant.  Maybe you should read this from another forum so you can see views from all points of view.

    http://www.tenerifeforum.com/tenerife-news-weather/75246-finally-action-illegal-holiday-lettings-tenerife.html

    « Last Edit: January 30, 2011 by Chiquita »

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    « Reply #47 on: January 31, 2011 »
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  • Interesting to note that this website has relaxed its strict rules about mentioning the Tenerife Forum.

    To some people (such as Chiquita,) it is conclusive proof of tax fraud for the owner of  an apartment located in a non-tourist complex to rent out to tourists. If they are right in their view (and clearly they are not) surely any website  owner who  has seen Orange's list  and knowingly advertises lets  in a non tourist complex for payment of a fee is complicit in the alleged fraud and is just as guilty by  aiding and abetting.

    I would be interested to see your musings on this one Chiquita.
    « Last Edit: January 31, 2011 by Falstaff »

    orange

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    « Reply #48 on: January 31, 2011 »
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  • The websites that advertise distance themselves in the Terms and Conditions, some are just renting the space and leave it to the advertiser to introduce content.

    There are many dimensions to this, the Touristic Licence is strictly controlled as to the Holiday Lets within the complex and occupancy. There is no doubt that even in the places with a Licence, there are those who are advertising property for rent outside that Licence. Mainly because this is a sole agency matter. It is reported that they are looking at that as well.

    Mentioning other Forums, there was one poster who would rigorously defend the right of rental of your own property whenever it was mentioned for some years - but even that poster (who has two properties) has completely changed view as a result of all this.

    It is awful how people were sold property on its letting potential. To some extent the ease of cross referencing records and computers 'talking' to each other have brought all this forward. If anyone wants to see a Licence without going into complexes, Vigilia Park has the new and old ones framed and they can be seen through the reception window.

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  • Hi all
    Well I dare stick my head above the wall now the bless/curse thing has gone and so glad you are back Janey.
    Just wondered what the latest position is on the "illegal" holiday lets as not heard anything for a while, due out again shortly and would hate to be dragged from my bed in the early hours!!!

    orange

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  • It has gone quiet - but it appears that the authorities are busy collecting data that targets illegal rental (holiday or unregistered long term).

    How far they will go back or how much information they will collect is anyone's guess....


    (also glad the bless/curse has gone as well)


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    « Reply #51 on: April 14, 2011 »
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  • Hello, I am a new member and have been looking for information about letting and came accross the latest press release from the Gobierno de Canarias website on another Forum which has been translated (not very well) but it makes interesting reading.

    * Presidencia del Gobierno Prime Minister's Office

    El Gobierno de Canarias Tourism advances the first results of the Inspection Action Plan in that powers the Canary Islands Government

    25-03-2011 ... 03/25/2011 ... 14:03 - Viceconsejer?a de Turismo 14:03 - Deputy Ministry of Tourism

    The Deputy Minister of Tourism Executive of Canary stated that he "had received a total of 1903 complaints, grievances or complaints in the Inspectorate and Penalties in the past year"

    "In 2010 was held in the Canary Islands for 3,236 total inspection activities, of which 1,687 corresponded to the province of Las Palmas and 1,549 in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife,"

    The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Government of the Canary Islands, Ricardo Fernandez de la Puente weapons, advanced first results of the Tourism Action Plan Special Inspection and Control of accommodation units and diagnosis of the places they are exploited as tourist without advance notice commencement of activity or lack of authorization.

    "The Executive Vice-Ministry of Tourism of the Canary Islands, with a staff of 12 inspectors in the first two months, has identified 15 companies engaged in tourism intermediation activity (I presume that means websites and management/estate agents)without prior notice and are analyzing data from about 1,126 accommodation units that could be exerting tourism activities without authorization. This initiative involves the implementation of a performance for the Canary Islands to be held throughout 2011, "said Ricardo Fernandez de la Puente Armas.

    This initiative is part of the Pact of Fuerteventura where it is collected as one of the main priorities of inspection activity prioritization of inspections tourism aimed at the eradication of illegal Accommodation facilities deteriorate the image quality of employment, developing a plan specifically for this purpose.

    In the recent debate of the Nation's Parliament urged the Government of Canary Canary diagnose exploited as tourist places that are illegal, including new forms of tourist accommodation that have emerged over time. Both issues are intertwined with what has developed a special plan response

    The Deputy Minister of Tourism Executive of Canary Islands "had received a total of 1903 complaints, grievances or complaints in the Inspectorate and Penalties in the past year 2010."

    For activities at the regional level corresponds to a 29.43% to accommodation, hotels, tourist intermediation 24.49%; 19.08%, accommodation, apartments, 12.03%, restaurants and cafes, 11.77%, bars, 2.63 % to other activities, and 0.58% Housing-houses.



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  • 836 Decree 17/2011 of 10 February amending Decree 93/1998 of 11 June, laying down the criteria and procedure for declaring non-subjection to the Law 7 / 1995 of April 6 , Management of Tourism in the Canary Islands, business, activities or facilities that are not in tourism.

    This laid down the powers and procedures to collect information, examine records, invoices or any other background deemed necessary.

    I suppose it is getting all this lot in place that gives the impression it is quiet.









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    « Reply #53 on: April 15, 2011 »
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  • Apartment owners will no doubt now find imaginative ways of making themselves less visible  when they advertise their unapproved apartments.  Selling time in your holiday apartment will now become like selling illegal drugs.

    The first thing will be that in their advertising owners will not name the complex  in which their apartment is located. 

    Photoshopped photo?s  will be used to conceal the location.

    Untraceable mobile phones will be used for contact numbers.

    Only enquirers with British accents will be responded to.

    There will be an emphasis on advertising off the island away from the prying eyes of inspectors. 

    The real losers  are likely to be local estate agents.

    orange

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  • Some methods of discovery have been publicised that would overcome everything being done on the quiet.

    They are also after long term rentals which are unregistered to evade paying rental tax.

    All this depends on how far the Inspectors are going back and how deep will they enquire.

    They are turning grey areas into black by making rule and procedural changes.

    I would not depend on the interpretation of a law made in 1995 as the 1995 meaning.

    But the interpretation now being made in 2011.




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  • Hi Orange, thank you for your reply. Is this the decree 836 to which you were referring. I am trying to study the several ammendments to laws which have been made recently by the Government.



    Gobierno de Canarias Canary Government (Translated by Google)


    Friday February 11, 2011




    BOC N? 031. BOC N ? 031. Viernes 11 de Febrero de 2011 - 644 Friday, 11 February de 2011 to 644

    . To obtain an official version, please download the PDF file.
    GENERAL PROVISIONS - Ministry of Economy and Finance

    Tax Office 644 .- Resolution of January 25, 2011, which made public the criteria that inform the Tax Control Plan of the Canary Islands in 2011.



    With this resolution to the mandate imposed by Article 116 of the Tax to the Tax Administration to publicize the criteria that inform the Tax Control Plan of the Canary Islands.

    The Tax Control Plan for 2011 consists of the set of actions that the Tax Administration Canaria considered priority to the exercise of its powers of tax control and the exercise of sanctioning powers in the matter. Most of these interventions are having reception in the plans that predate the present, concerned facts, circumstances or behaviors that are repeated consistently among the taxpayers. In turn, the results have been achieved in the implementation of each Plan endorse the decision to insist on the same controls that have been practicing.

    . This Plan maintains one of the ideas that came to inspire the control actions of recent years: approach the reaction time of the Tax Administration in front of fraudulent conduct. As noted in the past, control improvements are undertaken in this sense, result in greater assurance of realization of tax credits and in promoting voluntary compliance with tax obligations.

    The Plan for 2011 returns control of the Canary Islands General Indirect Tax remains the subject of special attention, including coverage Record Returns Monthly Return. The strategies implemented in 2010 have demonstrated its full effectiveness, increasing by more than 200%. In turn, extends the field of attention of returns, that encompass the control of the partial refund of tax on fuels.

    In the area of taxes assigned, include the implementation of a new line of action, which will be to ascertain the taxation of sales transactions of objects in precious metals.

    The collection function has become, in recent times, the task of tax administration that has had to be reinforced. Economic circumstances that have been through the last three years have led to a substantial increase in the difficulty of the exercise of the powers of recovery. Therefore, in this area focuses an important part of the efforts of the Administration was directed to use all the powers for the collection of tax debts and to speed the resolution of applications for deferral and fractionation.

    Here, we present the general guidelines of the Plan, which refer to fiscal risk areas of priority attention, classified according to the nature of the control to be.

    I. - Proceedings of intensive monitoring.

    Intensive management includes the actions that lead to the discovery, regulation and suppression of the most serious and complex fraud and in-depth verification of proper compliance with tax obligations by a taxpayer.

    The main priorities for 2011 are:

    In the area of taxes members of the Economic and Fiscal Regime of the Canary Islands impact especially on issues that are listed below:

    a) The application of the tax benefit provided for in Article 25 of Law 19/1994, of July 6, to amend the Economic and Fiscal Regime of the Canary Islands. Special attention to early detection of cases that under the current wording of the provision, can be regularized from the time of presentation to the Administration of the corresponding self-assessment.

    b)The adjustment of taxpayers filing unjustified differences between the reported data for the purposes of IGIC and those contained in the National Tax Administration Agency.

    c) Exploitation of cross-information is derived from the annual statements of economic transactions with third parties, who reveals tax situations inconsistent with those declared by the taxpayers.

    d) Breaches advised to verify the information available for the purpose of transfer tax and IGIC referring to the existing one, which highlights the lack of reporting on this last tribute of significant real estate transactions. The response to this type of behavior will be closer in time to when they occur.

    e) detection of fraud networks IGIC through research activities in construction and property development which highlights the existence of fictitious expenses. These actions could be developed jointly with the State Tax Administration Agency.

    f) Increased coordination with relevant tax administration, especially regarding the control of the returns. Since the inspection will be undertaken the analysis of tax return assumptions at greatest doubts about their provenance, having the same priority over other activities. With regard to returns Registry Monthly Return, is used systematically the information contained in books filings electronically.

    g) Testing and verification of data contained in the complaints and use of measures of cooperation received from other governments.

    h) Maintenance of measures of exchange of information with the State Tax Administration Agency in order to regularize situations involving taxes administered by the Tax Administration Canaria. It will boost the performance of coordinated actions on assumptions made simultaneous use of tax benefits under the legislation of the IGIC and direct taxation that applies in the Canary Islands and in any case where deemed appropriate in because of the increased efficiency could be obtained from the pooling of resources.

    i) Checking the taxation of goods which is exempt from import tax rates of 15% Tax on Imports and Supply of Goods in the Canary Islands (IAMS), in order to correct deviations from the statistical items of underestimates are detected, all in coordination with the organs of management of import taxes.

    j) Control of taxpayers who file returns with deductibles that are not justified by the information available, especially in cases resulting in income statements.

    B) In the area of assigned taxes, special emphasis will be on the following issues:

    a) The use of imputed data in computer databases to detect non-respondents in the wealth tax. Taxpayers regarding the relevant differences are observed between heritage and the person declared by the databases, there will be actions for the regularization of such discrepancies.

    b) Improper application of the tax benefits set out in Article 25 of Law 19/1994.

    c) Proof of exemptions in the wealth tax and the reductions and reductions in the inheritance and gift tax in close collaboration with the National Tax Administration Agency.

    d) The correct statement of assets in cases of self-assessment of inheritance and gift tax after crossing with the existing information in the wealth tax.

    e) Checking the taxation of operations related to public authorities and relating to real property transactions.

    f) The use of imputed data in computer databases to detect those administrative concessions which have not been liquidated by the taxpayers.

    g) also provide a field of action in this area arising from the allegations, findings or limited partnership in the management bodies and measures of cooperation received from other administrations.

    II .- Proceedings of extensive control.

    The extensive control or subject to control massive pursues all claims presented by taxpayers, using information and cross-checking, in order to detect and correct repeated violations tributaries and less severe and complex.

    The main priorities for 2011 are:

    A) In the area of taxes members of the Economic and Fiscal Regime of the Canary Islands:

    a) Ensuring compliance with tax obligations materials periodically, through the systematic exploitation of information held by the Administration, through campaigns aimed at the required quarterly with alleged breaches.

    b) Ensuring compliance with the obligation to file information returns as an essential part in developing the tax control.

    c) Monitoring compliance with the obligation to submit annual returns by exploiting information in the hands of government.

    d) Increase in checks to all sorts of statements regardless of their sign. In particular, intensify checks on entering and make statements, derived from the contrast of the self-assessment data with annual summaries.

    e) Strengthening of efforts to check applications for refunds arising from the rules of the IGIC, analyzing operations vertically, with the support of the inspection bodies and the central services of the Tax Administration to improve the effectiveness of management procedures are initiated.

    f) Monitoring and control of the registry returns and monthly return of taxpayers who report on the Special Scheme for Group Entities.

    g) Control of the import summary declarations pending cancellation.

    h) Maintaining regular physical verification of compliance with the requirements applicable to the deposits REF for use as under suspension of taxes on imports, increasing physical control of the premises.

    i) Increase in the review of container provided by the intensification of collaboration with AEAT and the Guardia Civil.

    j) Improving the effectiveness of the filters applied to the import declarations submitted.

    k) specific control of imports, entry, storage, supply ships and aircraft in relation to alcohol and snuff.

    l) Initiation of disciplinary procedures that apply in cases of misapplication of tax benefits, unfair practice of deductions, inattention or lack of practical requirements for submitting statements and self-assessments.

    m) Maintenance and cleaning of the census of entrepreneurs and professionals in order to update the tax affairs of taxpayers.

    n) Control of deadlines for submission of self-assessment by the practice of settlement of charges in cases of presentations after the age of voluntary submission deadlines and income.

    B) In the area of taxes assigned:

    a) In relation to taxes on gambling will improve the exchange of information to regularize the case of gaming machines that are not settled, in collaboration with the Ministry of Presidency, Justice and Security.

    b) Check the correct application of the exemptions invoked in cases of transfer of securities referred to in Article 108 of the Securities Exchange Act.

    c) Check out exempt transactions under the tax benefits set out in Article 25 of Law 19/1994 (as they are not subject to verification by the inspection bodies) and those on subsidized housing.

    d) Check and verify compliance with the conditions for applying reduced rates of ITPAJD approved by regional rules.

    e) Practice of the findings of value and consequent emission of additional assessment, reducing the period between the submission and the start of the corresponding procedure.

    f) Monitoring of sales and purchases of gold objects, by exchanging information with the General Directorate of Police and the Guardia Civil.

    C) In their own taxes:

    - Crossing the information of vehicles registered with the avowed purpose of the partial refund of the Special Tax on Oil Derived Fuels, in order to detect inconsistencies that may be indicative of fraud.

    III .- Proceedings of collection management.

    The collection management actions aimed to include all the effective recovery of outstanding tax debts. The main measures included in this area are:

    a) Increase the adoption of precautionary measures as a means to ensure collection of tax debts settled cases to provide for the existence of collection risk, enhancing coordination among agencies and collection inspectors.

    b) Generalization of the derivation of liability for tax debts to the administrators of fact or law of the entities obliged to pay.

    c) Improved monitoring of debtors declared a bankrupt for the purposes of control and rehabilitation resulting from debts.

    d) Deduction of the terms of resolution of cases of delays and divisions, streamlining the contraction of tax debts.

    e) Exchange of information with the AEAT in order to manage more effectively the powers of seizure of wages and salaries as well as credits.

    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, a 25 de enero de 2011.- El Director General de Tributos, Francisco Clavijo Hern?ndez. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, January 25, 2011 .- The Director General of Taxes, Francisco Clavijo Hern?ndez.

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    Re: Action on illegal holiday lettings
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  • In a nutshell - yes. The Ministry of Tourism have laid out their procedural arrangements as a result of this
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  • Thanks for your reply Orange.

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  • phew orange, its a good job you are on the fruit ball.... i mean bowl.

    could you translate that to laymans terms to all us out here?.....

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  • What will happen if someone has booked accommodation unaware of all of the above???